Saltillo man facing seven felony charges

Ricky Fair

A Saltillo man remains in the Lee County Jail after being charged with three counts of aggravated assault, felony child endangerment, felony fleeing, simple assault on an officer and possession of a firearm by a felon. On Monday, Ricky Fair, of 245 CR 653, was taken before Tupelo Municipal Court Judge Pro Tem Harry Summer for his initial appearance. His bond was set at $250,000. During the proceeding it was mentioned that Fair, 35, could face 100 years in prison if convicted of all seven charges. On Friday, July 13, the Tupelo Police were dispatched to an apartment, in the area of North Green and Debro Street. The call said an individual was suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers said the victim was Fair’s son and the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute. Witnesses told the police Fair was in a green GMC van, which they quickly located. Fair led officers on a brief chase, ramming one vehicle and pointing a shotgun at them. Officers said they could see Fair on numerous occasions attempted to reload the shotgun. Realizing he was surrounded the convicted felon surrendered. The weapon was recovered. “Thankfully this ended without further injury,” said Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre. “The area had many children and by-standers. Officers showed great restraint while capturing this violent individual. It was a miracle no one else was injured.” Aguirre refered to the victim’s injuries “as serious but not life threatening.” As of presstime, the son was still in the hospital. Additional charges could be filed as the investigation is ongoing.

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